8 Practical Tips for Going Braless

I wrote before about my decision to go braless and the health and wellness benefits I’ve experienced in doing so. It started some really interesting conversations especially on Instagram which I was totally stoked about. Today I want to go through 8 practical tips for going braless in hopes of encouraging others to try it out.

8 Practical Tips for Going Braless

1. Accept Your Breasts as They Are

This is first and foremost. Boobs come in all sorts of shapes and sizes and our nipples vary just as widely as well – none better than another. When you can accept your breasts, you will be less worried about what everyone else thinks of them.


2. Layer Up

Wearing two layers (or more) will camouflage your lack of a bra. I especially like shirts or dresses that have a lace or sheer overlay on them. Putting on a vest, jacket, or blazer can also act as a second layer.


3. Choose Fit and Structure

Fitted and structured clothing will better hold and support your chest. Honestly, I don’t worry about this too much because my breasts are small. However, the additional support can help those with larger breasts feel more comfortable.


4. Wear Sweaters

We’re heading into the coldest part of the year, so this is your perfect opportunity to try going braless under a sweater. You’re probably wearing sweaters already – you’re halfway there! The thicker material of a sweater will better conceal any nippin going on.


5. Adjust Those Straps

When possible, tighten adjustable straps as needed to provide extra support and structure. For tops with straps that are not adjustable, you might consider sewing them shorter.


6. Exercise in a Shelf Tank

Okay, I will admit it. Working out is one time when I sometimes do find a feel the need for a bra – especially at a certain time of the month. Tank tops with built-in shelf bras are my favourite option for vigorous exercise and running.


7. Try Adhesives

I will be upfront and say I have never tried any of these; however, they are an option you may want to consider. There are a variety of paper, cloth, and silicone pasties to cover your nipples. Or you can use double-sided fashion tape to keep low necklines in place.


8. Screw It

Guess what? I have nipples. So do you. So does everyone. Why should I be ashamed of them? I don’t go as far as wearing completely sheer tops with nothing underneith. But if I get cold while wearing something thin and people can see the outline of my nipples – so what? It’s taken me these years of transitioning to braless to get to this place. Now I feel more confident and empowered being able to say, “Screw it,” to these and any other so-called rules.


Because all women’s breasts are different, every woman will have a different experience of going braless. What works for me may not work for you. It really comes down to a personal choice about comfort and preference. We should all be accepting of what each woman chooses to wear or not wear. And remember, you are way more aware of not wearing a bra than anyone else who is looking at you.


Do you wear a bra? If not, what are your tips for going braless?

8 Practical Tips for Going Braless

Kreativ K

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15 Comment

  1. Reply
    Lisa/Syncopated Mama
    December 7, 2016 at 8:35 pm

    I spend most of my time at home and pretty much live in camis with shelf bras. If I go out, I’ll either wear one of those under my clothes or put on a sports bra. I feel so much healthier since I quit wearing regular bras 4 years ago!

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      December 8, 2016 at 1:26 pm

      That’s awesome. Four years – way to go! I love hearing about other women embracing braless-ness as well. 🙂 Thanks!

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    Jean | DelightfulRepast.com
    December 8, 2016 at 2:09 pm

    Won’t work for me, but more power to you!

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      December 8, 2016 at 2:48 pm

      Haha, thank you! To each their own. 🙂

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    December 10, 2016 at 12:04 am

    Works for me Grace 😉 I personally love the feeling of jogging through our garden and feeling my boobs flapping around me ears. Seriously though, going braless is one of the best decisions I ever made and I’ve saved so much money too.

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      December 11, 2016 at 7:08 pm

      Haha, love it! I’m so glad. It’s definitely one of the best decisions for me too – and you’re so right about the money! I read that $16 billion is spent on bras annually worldwide. Insane!

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    Kari Wagner Hoban
    December 10, 2016 at 7:17 am

    YES!!! I hate wearing a bra and am always trying to get away without wearing one. AMEN TO ALL OF THIS.

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      December 11, 2016 at 7:04 pm

      Haha, awesome! Love it so much!

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    December 16, 2016 at 8:37 am

    Whoop, whoop, swinging free and fabu-braless is very popular Grace 😉 Just wanted to let you know you were the most clicked post this week at our Sweet Inspiration link party. Thank you so much for joining us and helping us set those booties free

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    December 17, 2016 at 2:44 pm

    Hi Grace! I actually just stumbled upon your website because I was browsing through the Sweet Inspiration linky party, and I’m already hooked 🙂 This is actually the first (but certainly not last) post that I’m reading, but the headline “natural health and wellness” sounds like my cup of tea already!
    As for going braless, I have been “experimenting” with that for a while, I’ve actually even made my own blog post about it (which I will shamelessly link in case you’re interested in my point of view: https://be-alice.blogspot.com/2016/07/why-everyone-is-going-braless-and.html), it has a slightly different emphasis on the topic I believe, but essentially we’re definitely on the same page! I especially love the last point you made: “Screw it!” As I see it, we are the ones setting our own boundaries – if we don’t feel comfortable with having breasts, other people will probably always make us uncomfortable when being braless. And vice versa.

    Anyway – great article! I’m looking forward to making my way through your other blog posts 🙂


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      December 18, 2016 at 8:28 pm

      Hey Maisy! Wow, thanks for leaving me such a meaningful comment. 🙂
      It’s so cool that we connected because I have actually read that post you wrote about going braless before! Haha, I thought that was pretty cool when I went to it. You mentioned many similar points that I did in my earlier post on 6 health and wellness benefits of going braless. I really enjoyed your post as well.
      Yes – it’s vital that we as women feel comfortable with our breasts. If we are proud and confident in our own right, others can’t take that away.

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        January 24, 2017 at 11:31 pm

        Hey Grace, I just went back to your post to see if you answered me – and you did! : ) It’s so funny that you read my “braless” post !! I guess we’re drawn to the same sort of content 🙂 I just went over to your other post, and you’re right, you cover pretty much all the arguments that I mentioned in my blog post – good thing I didn’t see that earlier, otherwise I probably wouldn’t have published my own post, thinking that you already said everything I wanted to put out there 😀

        But I guess, the more voices out there, the better : )


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          January 26, 2017 at 2:59 pm

          It’s absolutely true that the more voices out there, the better! Especially since we’re most likely spreading the message to different people. We’re working together! 🙂

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